By Connor Whitley

4th Oct, 2020 | 6:29pm

Barnsley Exclusive: Struber agrees deal with New York Red Bulls

Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber has agreed a deal to become the New York Red Bulls new manager, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

This site broke the news last month that the US big guns had made a move for the Championship boss.

A source stateside has told Football Insider that Struber has now accepted the offer and will quit the Yorkshire club.

The MLS side have been without a head coach since Chris Armas was sacked at the beginning of September following a run of four defeats in six games.

Struber only took over at Oakwell in November of last year but questioned the ambition of the Tykes after their 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough yesterday.

After the match, as quoted by BBC, he said: “I have other ambitions and aims and I cannot feel that the owners have the same ambitions and goals like me. My future is open and we will see.”

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The Austrian now appears set to act on his threat and quit the Yorkshire club in favour of a move to New York Bulls.

The 43-year-old has worked for a Red Bull franchise before, coaching various youth teams at Austrian outfit Red Bull Salzburg.

After a brief stint at Austrian top division side Wolfsberger AC at the beginning of last season, he eventually moved to Barnsley.

When Struber took over at Oakwell the club were seven points adrift at the bottom of the Championship table.

A stoppage-time victory over Brentford on the final day of the season ensured that they remained in the second-tier of English football for the 2020/21 campaign.

In other Barnsley news, their Championship rivals Watford have made an approach to sign a Leeds star that cost £3million in 2018.